In this issue, read a love letter (or 26) to Washington, DC; delve into the long and colorful history of the polygraph; get to know the likable curmudgeon of Capitol Hill Books; and meet AU’s 15th president, Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Also, brush up on World War I history, peek into an archeologist’s bag, hop on the Metro to Farragut West, and get to know two of AU’s 643 Twin Cities transplants.
A LOVE LETTER (OR 26) TO OUR HOMETOWN p. 12 WOULD YOU SWEAT A POLYGRAPH? p. 18 THE LIKABLE CURMUDGEON OF CAPITOL HILL BOOKS p. 32 UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE MARCH 2017 The Formative Years Shuffling between five foster families and two group homes, Jelani Freeman never knew the simple pleasures of a carefree childhood. How did he build a fulfilling life? p. 24